Poiana Brașov

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Poiana Braşov
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Location Mt. Postavaru, Romania
Nearest city Braşov
Coordinates 45°35′50″N 25°33′07″E / 45.59722°N 25.55194°E / 45.59722; 25.55194 (Poiana Braşov)
Top elevation 1,799 m
Base elevation 1,020 m[1]
Runs 12
Longest run 4.6 km (Drumul Roşu)
Lift system 2 aerial tramways
1 gondola
8 ski lifts
Web site PoianaBrasov.com

Poiana Braşov (Romanian pronunciation: [poˈjana braˈʃov]) is the most popular Romanian ski resort and an important tourist centre preferred by many tourists not only from Romania, but also from Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and other European states. After the 2010s modernization, the ski area has expanded from 50 hectares to 80 hectares and the slopes length was increased from 13.8 km to 23.9 km. most slopes now have snow cannons installed. In 2013, it hosted figure skating, alpine skiing and speed skating in the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival.

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It is located at about 1,020 meters[1] (3,379 feet) above sea level near the city of Braşov in Romania and it is easily accessible by road. There are regular buses operated by Braşov Transit (RAT Braşov) which serve the 12 km route between Braşov and Poiana Braşov. The resort also runs minibuses to take visitors from hotels to the base of the ski runs from where they can hike or take a cable car to Cristianu Mare or Postăvaru summits. Poiana Braşov is surrounded by four mountains: the already mentioned Postăvaru (1,799 m), Piatra Craiului (2,238 m), Bucegi (2,505 m) and Piatra Mare (1,848 m).

Poiana Braşov has a temperate-continental climate. The average temperature in summer is 20 °C and in winter -4 °C. There is a snow cover of about 50–60 cm which lasts from mid-November until mid-March, for about 120 days a year. However one can expect snowfalls from the end of September.

Poiana Braşov is host to a number of hotels and restaurants, the majority of which cater for foreign tourists. Two of the better known restaurants are Şura Dacilor (The Dacians' Barn) and Coliba Haiducilor (The Outlaws' Shack).[citation needed] There is also one nightclub, Capra Neagră (The Chamois), adjacent to a pizza place which plays a mixture of Europop and dance music.

Amongst other attractions in Poiana Braşov visitors can find traditional mulled wine and a pepper spiced alcoholic drink known as ţuică as well as other traditional Romanian fare.

Main Slopes[edit]

There are 10 main ski/snowboard slopes in the resort:[2]

Beginner

  • Drumul Rosu (4600 meters)
  • Bradul (465 meters)
  • Drumul Albastru (450 meters)
  • Stadion (325 meters)

Intermediate

  • Sulinar (2500 meters)
  • Kanzel (450 meters)

Advanced

  • Lupului (2860 meters)
  • Ruia (540 meters)
  • Sub Teleferic (495 meters)
  • Kanzel (450 meters)

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